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Landscaping: Chyutin Architects’ Ben-Gurion Square

Jan 31 2011

Some pretty phenomenal landscaping, care of Israeli based Chyutin Architects. The Deichmann square is part of Ben-Gurion University.

Photos care of Contemporist.

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Landscaping: Back Fence

Aug 24 2010

I’d like to put some sort of simple slat fence in the back of our house. Here’s a taste of what I’m thinking.

Below: Image from designer Kelly Hoppen
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Below: Image from Steven Harris Architects
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Below: Photo from Dwell Magazine
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Below: Images by Buttrick Wong Architects
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Landscaping: Patio Time

Aug 23 2010

Given Toronto winters, I’ve learned to appreciate a good patio. When it’s nice out, you just want to be outdoors. Here are some looks I quite like for the back deck.

Below: Deck by Atelier A+D
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Below: Designs by Architect Cary Bernstein
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Below: Rooftop deck by Pultab Design
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Below: Design by Magdalena Keck
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Landscaping: Set the Tone

Aug 19 2010

My sense is that landscaping is often an after-thought while building a home. At least that’s what I’ve heard from lots of people who seem to run out of budget by the time exterior decisions come around.

We’re trying to think about landscaping now – not just because it will be a lot harder to get materials to the back of the house as things progress, but also because I think the all of these exterior details will set the tone for the rest of the house.

No great surprise, but I gravitate towards simple, clean lines for landscaping elements. Nothing fancy. Some fresh cut grass (or even just gravel) and square edges as seen below:

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Above: Photograph by Scott Frances
Below: Photograph by Anson Smart
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Below: Design by landscape architect Andrea Cochran
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Below: Design by Foras Studio
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Below: Landscaping by Jack Merlo Design
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Below: Photograph by Eric Roth
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Below: Photograph by Roger Davies
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